Kate Zhang

Kate Zhang

Intern, China

Kate Zhang is an intern at the Post.

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Monkeypox in mainland China ‘only a matter of time’, says top scientist

The virus is not expected to cause a large-scale epidemic in the country, according to Wu Zunyou of the Chinese CDC.

The virus is not expected to cause a large-scale epidemic in the country, according to Wu Zunyou of the Chinese CDC.

26 Jul 2022 - 4:49PM
China steps up monkeypox procedures, calling on travellers to announce contact with cases

WHO deems the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern as the virus is reported in over 75 countries.

WHO deems the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern as the virus is reported in over 75 countries.

26 Jul 2022 - 9:29AM
Nanjing punishes officials for temple honouring Japanese war criminals

Eastern Chinese city sacks Buddhist temple leader after viral social media photos show tablets dedicated to WWII military figures executed for war crimes.

Eastern Chinese city sacks Buddhist temple leader after viral social media photos show tablets dedicated to WWII military figures executed for war crimes.

25 Jul 2022 - 10:13AM
Covid-19: Hotels in Beijing banned from hosting weddings and banquets as Chinese capital tightens controls

The city has only seen 3 cases in recent days, but new guidelines have tightened restrictions on group gatherings.

The city has only seen 3 cases in recent days, but new guidelines have tightened restrictions on group gatherings.

21 Jul 2022 - 3:06AM
Chinese academics take first steps back to world stage after Covid-19

Does US visit by Beijing-based think tank delegation signal a return of China’s knowledge class to international policy discussions?

Does US visit by Beijing-based think tank delegation signal a return of China’s knowledge class to international policy discussions?

13 Jul 2022 - 2:58PM
‘Look with 2 eyes’: Beijing envoy urges South Korean media to report on ‘real China’

Xing Haiming calls for less Western and negative coverage of his country.

Xing Haiming calls for less Western and negative coverage of his country.

12 Jul 2022 - 1:30PM
China delivers US$37 million in aid to Afghanistan, fulfilling promise to Taliban

Beijing has yet to formally recognise new government but has pledged funds for rebuilding economy, fighting terrorism and earthquake relief.

Beijing has yet to formally recognise new government but has pledged funds for rebuilding economy, fighting terrorism and earthquake relief.

6 Jul 2022 - 6:03PM
Chinese health officials suspended after refusing to investigate forced removal of couple’s baby

The couple from Guangxi had their seventh child taken away more than 30 years ago and the refusal to investigate trafficking claims triggered a public outcry.

The couple from Guangxi had their seventh child taken away more than 30 years ago and the refusal to investigate trafficking claims triggered a public outcry.

6 Jul 2022 - 5:53PM
New Omicron strains better at dodging protection from vaccines and previous infection, study says

Vaccination still protects against severe disease, but jabs and medication are less effective against BA.4, and BA.5 subvariants, according to researchers.

Vaccination still protects against severe disease, but jabs and medication are less effective against BA.4, and BA.5 subvariants, according to researchers.

6 Jul 2022 - 10:58PM
Meet the Chinese fish robots that can ‘eat’ microplastics – and maybe help clean up oceans

Small bots developed by researchers at Sichuan University absorbed plastic pollutants in tests in shallow water.

Small bots developed by researchers at Sichuan University absorbed plastic pollutants in tests in shallow water.

2 Jul 2022 - 7:00PM
Covid-19 in China: Woman and ailing father threatened with detention after clash with police while trying to visit hospital

A viral video of the confrontation in which police stopped the pair going to a hospital has sparked public outrage.

A viral video of the confrontation in which police stopped the pair going to a hospital has sparked public outrage.

25 Jun 2022 - 12:57AM
China’s anti-corruption drive brings tighter rules for officials’ families to stop them exploiting their connections

New guidelines from the Communist Party Central Committee will restrict what activities senior officials’ relatives can take part in, such as running their own business.

New guidelines from the Communist Party Central Committee will restrict what activities senior officials’ relatives can take part in, such as running their own business.

20 Jun 2022 - 8:00PM
New railway completes 2,700km loop of Taklamakan Desert in move to integrate Xinjiang with rest of China

China State Railway Group says new 825km Hotan-Ruoqiang railway will ‘play a role in boosting ethnic unity, strengthening national defence’.

China State Railway Group says new 825km Hotan-Ruoqiang railway will ‘play a role in boosting ethnic unity, strengthening national defence’.

17 Jun 2022 - 3:48PM
Fears of data abuse as Chinese health code turns red for financial scandal protesters

Bank customers whose deposits are frozen unable to join protests in Zhengzhou because their health QR codes turned red, declaring them a risk to public health.

Bank customers whose deposits are frozen unable to join protests in Zhengzhou because their health QR codes turned red, declaring them a risk to public health.

14 Jun 2022 - 8:22PM
Chinese military jet crash leaves 1 dead, 2 injured and houses on fire in central Hubei province

J-7 fighter jet crashed near Laohekou Airport in Hubei province on Thursday morning, with Xinhua video showing houses at the scene ablaze.

J-7 fighter jet crashed near Laohekou Airport in Hubei province on Thursday morning, with Xinhua video showing houses at the scene ablaze.

9 Jun 2022 - 9:39PM
Covid outbreak shuts down Chinese city as Beijing and Shanghai return to new normal

Inner Mongolian centre of Erenhot imposes new restrictions after a string of community cases.

Inner Mongolian centre of Erenhot imposes new restrictions after a string of community cases.

6 Jun 2022 - 6:07PM
Coronavirus: China’s ‘no jab, no insurance’ notice for over-60s blamed on misreading of policy

No such policy is in force and community officials have no right to suspend insurance benefits, local government says.

No such policy is in force and community officials have no right to suspend insurance benefits, local government says.

3 Jun 2022 - 3:00PM